Friday, February 20, 2009

Black Ink and Green Grass is Groovy

So the Fan Club inspiration challenge on Split Coast this month is this wonderful piece of art by Vettriano called The Singing Butler.

And here is what I created based on that picture - an almost EXACT replica isn't it?!?!? LOL!!

In my defense - I guess I should explain that I also incorporated the restriction of using only black ink (Stamp Simply #75 challenge from Sharon) AND to feature green on my card - especially green designer paper (SCS limited Supply Challenge).

The cute little girls with their umbrellas is a stamp by River City Rubber Works and the 'groovy' sentiment (is 'Wild Thing' running through your head right about now??!!) is from Verve Visual. It's cut with a Ribbon Tag Trio by Spellbinders and the ribbon is twill by Papertrey Ink.
This card will be going postal to a life-long friend who has moved to FL - but still makes 'everything groovy'!! These girls even sort of look like us when we were little - I was the TALL one!
Thanks for coming by today!

Stamps: Sentiment: Feeling Groovy - Verve Visual, Parasols: River City Rubber Works
Paper: basic Black: SU, white, spring moss: PTI, DP's DCWV Stack III
Ink: true black: PTI
Accessories: spring moss twill: PTI, foam dimensionals, Spellbinders ribbon tag trio, cuttlebug, distresser


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh, I love it, it made me smile!!! Your little girls with their umbrellas are just darling and how fun to send it to an old friend!!! It will make her smile, too!!! I'm so glad you played -- thanks much!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a fun, creative card. Love the image. Perfect challenge card.

One4Joy said...

adorable and she's gonna love it, Julia! Just think, now you can take road trips down the Eastern Seaboard...can you image all the SCS'ers you could bunk with, shop with and create with along the way!!!

I love that painting and the creative license you took with it!

Anonymous said...

OMG!! What a fun challenge and a really fun creation to go with it!! :) Love those images!! TFS!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

I love this! What a fun card!

~amy~ said...

Whatta perfect card for a friend Julia!!!

Marlou said...

this is fabulous!!! and my mum in law has this picture in her house, fabulous work :)

dpkennedy said...

Oh that's hysterical! Love your adorable card!

Deb Neerman said...

"an almost exact replica ... " LOLOL, you kill me, Julia!

But I do love the card ... great stamp!

~Hugs, Deb

Shirley said...

Love your interpretation~ Fun and cute too!